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Utah Beer News

The Utah Beer News podcast is an extension of It strives to deliver stories from brewers, breweries, and everyday imbibers who share a passion for craft beer. Founded in 2018, Utah Beer News is written by and for craft beer lovers. It's handcrafted craft beer content to sip and savor.

May 2, 2019

When it comes to homebrewing, Ross Metzger and Cody McKendrick are familiar names in Utah. The longtime friends opened Salt City Brew Supply in 2011 and later expanded to open Ogden City Brew Supply.

The homebrew shop owners also help organize the annual Lagerpalooza beer competition and festival at Bohemian Brewery. The 5th Annual Lagerpalooza is scheduled to take place on May 5, 2019. This is an opportunity for homebrewers to challenge themselves by brewing a lager. It’s also a chance for craft beer lovers to enjoy an array of local lagers from Bohemian and other Utah breweries.

We sat down to talk with Ross and Cody about Lagerpalooza but we couldn’t help but explore a few other things the pair has going on right now:

  • We discuss the success of Salt City Brew Supply and get some insight into how it’s helped support an ever-expanding homebrewing community.
  • And we also talk about the duo’s newest venture — Bewilder Brewing. It’s a downtown Salt Lake City craft brewery eyeing a July 2019 opening. You can help support the endeavor by checking out their Kickstarter campaign. We’ll include a link in the show notes and in the accompanying article on

Approximate Time Stamps:

  • Introduction 0:00 - 3:10
  • Lagerpalooza 3:10 - 12:50
  • Salt City Brew Supply 12:50 - 33:40
  • Bewilder Brewing 33:40 - 48:25

For accompanying articles about Lagerpalooza, Salt City Brew Supply and Bewilder Brewing, please visit

Enjoy the episode!

Episode 20 | May 2, 2019